Posts Tagged ‘indie’
If you can’t make it to any of the festivals outside of the city of Vancouver East Van Summer Jam at Strathcona Park is for you, it started in 2008 as The Boom Boom Block Party with friends and family in the alley of 2400 Venables st. Since then it has grown dramatically expanding it’s bookings to international acts as well as launching the non-profit organization, The Music Tree. The event not only holds several talented acts from all across North America but includes a beer garden, BBQ, vendors, art booths, a soccer tournament and lounge area where people can play life sized Jenga with 100% of the proceeds going towards sustainability projects and music programs for at-risk youth. This year we’re proud to be apart of the festival where we’ll be covering the festivities and holding three separate ticket giveaways! The acts include TDE rapper Ab-Soul, Michigan soul artist Mayer Hawthorne, PBR&B singer songwriter Kelela, indie soul band The Boom Booms, Soulection beat maker ESTA, sexy video dance party SJS (Slow Jam Sundays), Chicago emcee BJ the Chicago Kid, Alberta singer songwriter Kinnie Starr, Vancouver based soul band Star Captain and finally musician/producer Chin Injeti and his new group The Lifetimes. For more info on the event click here and to purchase tickets click here. IF you’re feeling lucky we’ll be running three separate ticket giveaways through our Instagram & Twitter, all you have to do is comment and tag a friend you’d like to bring on our IG post and re-tweet our tweets about the giveaway on Twitter. Winners will receive two tickets and collect them at will call, each separate winners will be announced June 19th, 26th & July 3rd.
Enter through our Instagram by commenting and tagging a friend you’d like to bring HERE.
Enter through our Twitter by re-tweeting HERE.
Listen to music by the acts performing this year below and good luck!
Ben Browning of Cut Copy infamy is back in our ears this morning with his new uplifting indie-pop single, ‘Friends of Mine’. Happy (not cheesy) major chords with heavy 80s influences, supported by DFA-style drums and a simple yet catchy hook. What’s not to like?
Mad scientist Woolf met the wizardly Wondershow in a cave full of mellotrons beneath a snowy forest. Today we were sent their debut single “Cloaked“, a lighthearted and dreamy introduction to their new world. File this one somewhere between Clean Bandit and Cut Copy, or under ‘F’ for fun.
Cappa popped up on our radar just this morning, with her new single “In The Morning”. The Philly native’s ethereal vocal stylings layered over moody downtempo beats quickly evoke comparisons to names like Purity Ring and Banks. Keep an eye on this broody songstress as her EP drops May 2015.
Bad Wave is the Los Angeles-based duo of Tucker Tota and Patrick Hart. Discovered by Ghost Beach, they combine classically indie vocals with by moody, swirling production. If you can imagine Jungle spending a lazy Sunday on a tandem bike with Blood Orange then Two Door Cinema Club crashing the party on a Segway, you might end up with something like the single Look Out.
Los Angeles artist Habits & Amika Akaya have released a new song a few days ago called “P4TH” (Pray for these hoes,) Which is an killer dynamic of indie psychedelic rock & trap music. This is a special one and still lowkey so go check it out now.
Songwriter turned solo artist Phoebe Ryan is a name to watch in 2015. The New York native’s melodies have been sung by some of music’s biggest names, making a splash on labels like Atlantic, Armada, Ultra, Cr2 and more.
Phoebe’s energy and charisma have been compared to the likes of Tove Lo and other Scandinavian pop artists. Armed with great hooks and boldly feminist lyrics, this woman is poised to bring new life to the pop genre. Check the video.
Pink Feathers, fresh off a hectic run of touring with RAC, yesterday blessed us her debut EP: Invisible Lines. Displaying her signature take on bubblegum pop, the Portland resident soars on The Feeling’s Gone – a collaboration with Austin indie darlings SPEAK backed by sugary bleeps and bloops. Showcasing her versatility, Like You Do pulls from more indie rock influences, flush with classic vocal harmonies and guitar licks.